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In pictures: Eating insects in Thailand
Taste test

In the interests of research, I had to have some really, so I chose Areerat Jantao’s best-selling grasshoppers.

“They taste just like chips,” she assured me encouragingly.

They did taste like chips, in the sense that they were covered with oil, but the problem was that they were like chips with legs.

And no matter how nutritious these insects are, that’s something which might just put people off having insects for dinner.

Words and pictures by the BBC’s Kate McGeown

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